Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Overwatch Ultimates - ZARYA!

Overwatch Ultimates: Series 02 Single-Pack Figures - Zarya - Hasbro 2019

I'm in love with this figure. I've never played Overwatch (nor any modern video game for that matter), but I've really been drawn to the character design in this Overwatch Ultimates line. Sometimes I feel like I have a stereotypical female aesthetic cemented in my brain. I'm naturally drawn to an hourglass shape and a pretty face on my collectibles, which is fine. But sometimes I worry that the characters that don't fit that mold get undeservedly ignored. This observation surfaces a lot with robots and Transformers, where a character that doesn't have exaggerated features doesn't register as female at all. But then a figure like this Zarya comes along and makes me think I'm not as close-minded as I fear. Her body is a powerhouse, she has a thick neck, huge biceps, a decidedly unfeminine haircut, and she sports tattoos and scars. But she still presents as a fantastic example of feminine masculinity. I think this might go down as one of my favorite figures of the year. Let's check out Zarya below!

I really think her body design is great. It's very rare to have a female figure with so much muscle mass that doesn't look male. (The NECA Chun-Li is the only other good example I can think of).

Zarya comes with her trademark Particle Cannon (with an attachable energy blast effect), and two fisted hands.

There is  a variant of Zarya available now in a GameStop exclusive "Carbon Series" 4-Pack. Included in the set are Genji, Pharah, Zarya, and D.Va in darker color redecos. I swiped this pic from eBay.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are all my Overwatch Ultimates all together. From Left to Right: Ana Shrike, Sombra, Mercy, Zarya, Pharah, and Tracer.


1 comment:

  1. Not a bad looking figure. Not familiar with her but I do like how they are doing more figuresbased on games. Good post.